About 200 people joined the Community Walk Against Family Violence in Wodonga today (Wednesday).
Wodonga Police stopped traffic for the walk, which was part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Organised by Junction Support Services, the Salvation Army and the Department of Health and Human Services, the walk started at St Stephen’s Uniting Church and traveled down High St, finishing in Junction Square with a free barbecue lunch.
Walkers included representatives from Wodonga Police, St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Centre Against Violence, Business Wodonga, Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation, Beyond Housing, Rotary, the Bhutanese Australian Community Support Group, headspace, Hume Riverina Community Legal Service and Restart.
MC for the event was Karen Prater and speakers included Inspector Joy Arbuthnot and Business Wodonga President Graham Jenkin, who spoke about a former colleague who was killed by her ex-boyfriend.
Walkers included Wodonga Mayor Anna Speedie, Deputy Mayor Kat Bennet and Wodonga Police officers.